Station to station the news is the same,
Stronger today than yesterday.
Heinous crimes, intense, evil passion.
Suicide bombers killing children, shattering parental dreams-
All in the name of Allah.
Kidnappings, random unchecked lunacy in the marketplace,
Blatant disregard for human life.
Mankind turning from itself.
Unblinking consciences squeezing triggers on defiant weapons.
Lies and denials have become universal currency.
Immoral short cuts have become off ramps for the autobahn misdirects.
We can't crop dust the evil from our jaded souls.
Deliberate lack of respect
Has eaten the moral fiber from our DNA.
Each day we stand on guard for basic safety.
Around every corner lies the possibility of harm-
New harm, stronger harm, deadly harm...
The room is too big.
General Patton has just left the building.
We are running dangerously low on antibiotics for evil.
We have become ancient Rome-
With exponentially larger weapons.
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